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Everything posted by Steamboat

  1. Well done! Awesome work on the conversion. The paint is gorgeous.
  2. Wow! They are all stunning! That crazy pickup with the bike in back intrigues me. Do you have WIP pictures of it?
  3. here's the air cleaner. It has a couple of air bubbles but they can be filled.
  4. I have casted the air cleaner in resin. I'll get you a pic when I get a chance.
  5. Well done! I like that you put the emblem from the 1:1 car in the photo too. Nice touch!
  6. Don't shoot, but I wouldn't do a thing to it. It's near mint except for the missing tail lights. They're only original once.
  7. XL 350 one-lunger. I can't remember what year. It would be way cool to build it in 1:25 scale though.
  8. Here's a picture of a picture of the 1:1 car. Check out the unique half vinyl top and the white side molding. That's me trying to get the Honda started.
  9. This one is going to be a recreation of my first car. It was a 72 Chevelle, non-SS, non-Malibu, with a 307-2bbl engine which had a whopping 130 hp. It was Hugger Orange with a white vinyl top. Wish I still had it! I started with a glue-bomb AMT kit. Both a-pillars were broken. Here is the progress after making them from evergreen strips. I removed the wheel molding chrome. It will still need a little filling to get them right. The car had a flat hood. I've never seen on a 1/25 kit, so I'm making one. Here you can see the inserts from the bottom. And progress from the top: Lastly, it had the base model dash, not the SS gauge cluster. Still working through this. I'm thinking gauge decals from a Nova or Impala would be pretty close. Rallye wheels and a small-block and I'm there!
  10. Super clean and sharp build. Very realistic.
  11. Excellent job. The paint looks awesome!
  12. Nice work as always! How in the world do you build these beautiful one of a kind models so quickly?
  13. I have been cutting up a piece of tinsel from the Christmas tree. Then I glue on a small piece of guitar string for the screw. It works great.
  14. Beautiful! It looks like you could jump in and burn some rubber!
  15. LOL! I completely forgot about back-up lights! The tail light lenses weren't salvageable from the built-up that I started with. They were covered in glue. So I had to make them from some sections of the light bar from the Rescue 911 kit. The curvature was just right, but I forgot the white section. Good call!
  16. Steve, this is genius! I have always wondered how to eliminate "squeeze out" when using the 2-part epoxy!
  17. The engine on the Willys looks really good. You did well using the wash to bring out the detail.
  18. Overall, they look pretty good. One thing I notice is the windshields, which all look scratched. Be very careful handling them. If they don't come in their own wrapper in the kit, I put them in a baggie immediately so they don't get scratched. Minor scratches can be eliminated by going over the glass with a super light coat of Future floor polish. I also use either Testors windshield adhesive or 5-minute epoxy to glue them in. I haven't used regular styrene glue on a windshield in years! Hope this helps.
  19. Very nice. The chassis looks very real.
  20. Very nice build. I have the convertible which I built long ago when they first came out. One of my favorite models, and it has the Torq-Thrust wheels. As I remember, it had a huge warp in the body that was nearly impossible to get right. It sits on 3 wheels to this day.
  21. Nicely done! Sharp model and you really pulled off the v8 conversion.
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